Small Craft Warning|
Small Craft Warning is a New York City-based "Dead-style" jam band, but they are not a cover band. They have developed an original repertoire of jam tunes which draw their inspiration from the Grateful Dead - mixed with a dash of their own unique medicine, of course.
The fact is that there are precious few original Dead-style jam bands out there (go ahead, name three that really fit this description). There are many Dead cover bands, and a whole generation of "groove/electronica" jam bands. BUT, there are few bands that have really pursued the Grateful Dead's twin aims of crafting thoughtful, timeless songs while simultaneously creating in-the-moment, mind-bending improvisational music. Small Craft Warning is the needle in the haystack! They aspire to advance the Grateful Dead's core thread, and their original jam tunes accomplish that in spades.